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EIT Digital

We believe in making and shaping a competitive digital Europe that is inclusive, fair and sustainable and aim at global impact through European innovation fueled by entrepreneurial talent and digital technology.


We embody the future of innovation by mobilizing a pan-European multi-stakeholder open-innovation ecosystem of top European corporations, SMEs, startups, universities and research institutes, where students, researchers, engineers, business developers and investors address the technology, talent, skills, business and capital needs of digital entrepreneurship.


We build the next generation of digital ventures, digital products and services, and breed digital entrepreneurial talent, helping business and entrepreneurs to be at the frontier of digital innovation by providing them with technology, talent, and growth support.


About the EIT Digital Master School

EIT Digital is becoming a key player in the education and training of state-of-the-art digital innovation and entrepreneurial skills, with an emphasis on higher/tertiary education.


EIT Digital currently runs seven 2-years Master programmes in partnership with 17 top-European technical universities around Europe. The programmes cover the full range of digital competencies required in the ongoing and future digital transformation of industry and society. EIT Digital trademark is to integrate Innovation and Entrepreneurship skills with the technical major studies to create T-shaped engineers.

Position reports to EIT Digital Chief Education Officer (CEdO).


The Role

We are looking for a leadership position for the Master School activities with a background in digital higher education and with a leadership background on faculty or department level.


Main Responsibilities

  • Daily management of the Master Schools portfolio with a focus on operational excellence;

  • Manage, organise and lead the Master School in close collaboration with the EIT Digital university partners;

  • Manage and optimize the programmes portfolio and quality processes;

  • Define and implement new financial instruments to contribute to the EIT Digital sustainability;

  • Steer and manage student recruitment;

  • Manage relationship with stakeholders, such as students, partner universities and corporations;

  • Steer the transformation to blended programs;

  • Lead the integration of the Master School to innovation activities;

  • Leverage EIT Digital Master School reputation and brand.



  • Student recruitment, retention, and graduation;

  • Number of EIT labelled learners;

  • Externally financed tuition fees % / scholarships;

  • Number and quality of Partners engagement in Education activities.


Qualifications and Experience
• Extensive professional experience of 15+ years of increasingly positions as a programme leader in digital higher education or related field; with a leadership experience on faculty or department level;
• MSc in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, preferably in Computer science or related field. A PhD in STEM is a plus;
• Experience in the academic community and higher education programmes;
• Experience with complex multi-actor organisational processes;
• Proven ability to manage multiple projects;
• Experience from international collaboration and public-private partnerships;
• Understanding of legal, fiscal and financial aspects to perform the reporting;
• Proven management skills with ability to work across disparate groups;
• Self-starter with operational excellence focus and hands-on mentality;
• Strong leadership and excellent public speaking skills;
• Strong relationship management skills and experience building trusted relationships with diverse
stakeholders at all levels, including C-suite;
• Aptitude in problem-solving.
Mastery of English, with superior verbal, presentation and written communication skills. Knowledge of any other EU language is a merit.

Place of employment
Preferably at EIT Digital HQ in Brussels, although location at one of the EIT Digital European Co-location centre with easy connection for travel in Europe might be considered. The Head of the EIT Digital Master School needs to be prepared to travel between the EIT Digital locations (Nodes and Brussels) on an extensive base.
To apply
Please mail a resume and motivation letter to msl_head@eitdigital.eu outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position. Applications without a motivation letter will not be considered. Additional information can be obtained via www.eitdigital.eu/our-community/careers.

EIT Digital is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. To build a strong digital Europe that works for everyone it is vital that we have diverse range of skills, knowledge, and experience in the sector. Therefore, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the above criteria and encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, and other underrepresented groups.